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    Currency in Burkina Faso – West African franc XOF

    A practical foreign exchange and currency guide on sending money and travel to Burkina Faso

     

     

    Travelling to Burkina Faso

    Whether it’s the mud architecture of the Tiebele royal court or the grand mosque, the reserve de Nazinga wildlife park, or the stepped waterfalls, there are many worthwhile reasons to visit landlocked Burkina Faso. The currency is Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF). If you are bringing foreign currency for exchange, euros will be the safest bet . ATMs are widespread in cities and credit cards are not generally accepted. Unfortunately, at the time of writing April 2018, many countries are advising against non-essential travel to Burkina due to the high risk of terrorist attacks. The Zika virus is also considered a risk at present.

    Sending Money to Burkina Faso

    The below comparison table makes it easy to find the best exchange rates and lowest fees when you want to make a Transfer or Spend West African franc.

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    West African franc – Markets & Rates

    The West Africa CFA franc (XAF) is the currency of six independent states in Western Africa – Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

    In several central African states the Central African CFA franc (currency code XAF) is in circulation, such as Cameroon – Central African CFA franc. The Central African CFA franc is of equal value to the West African franc. Both XAF and XOF currencies are referred to as the CFA franc.

     

    1 USD = 578.73 XOF
    Sell USD  →  Buy XOF
    USD to XOF at 578.7 has risen 1.8% above its 90-day average, range 554.7-585.7.
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    Historic USD-XOF Rates

    USD/XOF wasChangePeriod
    585.51
    24 Nov 2021
    1.2% 2 Weeks
    554.80
    09 Sep 2021
    4.2% 90 Days
    541.71
    08 Dec 2020
    6.8% 1 Year
    616.76
    09 Dec 2016
    6.2% 5 Years
    490.19
    11 Dec 2011
    18% 10 Years
    730.87
    13 Dec 2001
    20.9% 20 Years
    USD/XOF change over periods to 08-Dec-2021

     

    XOF is also used in 7 other countries

     

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